You Call That Thai? I Call It Filipino!

On a comment on one of our past posts, Cookbook recommended trying their Thai sausage. So we did.

And oh my goodness, that was some very good sausage. Succulent, juicy, wonderfully flavored.

But Thai?

When I think Thai, I generally think spicy. This sausage is not spicy. At all. It’s sweet.

What it really tastes like to me is Filipino sausage. It tastes like languanisa, the sweet Filipino sausage that is usually served with breakfast, and generally so juicy that when you poke it with a fork while cooking it squirts up these little fountains of fat. and that’s just what the Thai sausage did too. Yummy! Really, languanisa is a one of my very favorite things in the world.

Is this really what Thai sausage is like? Did the Thai sausage come first? Or did the Filipino languanisa come first? Or do they share a common sweet sausage ancestor? Or did the sweet sausages emerge independently?

I’ll be stopping by for more, but in my mind, I’ll be calling it Filipino sausage.